In this week's 'Best of the BFI Player', we focus on Green Room - the hard hitting thriller that will really get under your skin.
When Nicolas Winding-Refn announced The Neon Demon, he described cannibal supermodels, taking inspiration from the Hungarian Countess, Erzsebet Bathory (who is also the basis for many vampire myths). Of course, if you've seen the film that's obvious, but what I saw was a ritual. Each stand out moment fits perfectly with the concept of witches performing an invocation of a demon - one that will grant them eternal beauty and power. Believe me, this is no Haxan: Witchcraft Through The Ages (1922).
Well, female robots that is. In a time where human gender binaries are becoming more and more irrelevant, why are onscreen androids being forced further into archaic stereotypes? And why are most female robots used as a sexual outlet for both fellow characters and viewers, whereas males are predominantly evil antagonists?